Category: Volunteer Opportunities (page 2 of 8)

Union Square Community Design Team (multiple positions), Design Studio for Social Intervention (Somerville, MA)

Do you live, work or play in Union Square? As Union Square goes through a redesign of their plaza and streets, we want community members to have a say! We’re looking for a diverse group of 8-10 folks (from different backgrounds, ages, languages, etc.) who want to collect, share and imagine new ideas for Union Square’s plaza and streets. The Community Design Team will be responsible for talking to people (a lot), listening to people (a lot), bringing people to fun events and meeting with designers to share the important vision of community members. Part-time paid position, approximately 4-5hrs/wk, $20/hour, approx. 1 year 

Application deadline: March 26th, 2021.

Sustainability Analyst Internship, Voiz (Remote; unpaid)

Voiz trains Sustainability Analyst Interns to evaluate and rate the sustainability of products on behalf of consumers. They take in information about supply chains, packaging, labor treatment and water use, and then write fair-minded, incisive and relatable reviews. The experience is a combination of sustainability skills prep and advocacy. Collectively, the reviews form the independent voice of a new generation. It’s a voice that guides consumers to brands that show progress. It also holds corporations accountable when they could do better. We believe in giving people more of a say in sustainability. Consumers should have the knowledge to choose — and to ask that more be done.

The Voiz Sustainability Analyst Internship has new cohorts starting in March and June of 2021. It includes both an eight-week Sustainability Evaluation course and experience in evaluating products and writing reviews. Our approach is interactive and hands-on. In class you’ll explore how design choices like sourcing, materials, energy use and working conditions impact sustainability. You’ll put the concepts to work immediately — diving into reviews — and share the results with your peers in wide-ranging review sessions.

Writing the Land Internship, NatureCulture (Remote)

Writing the Land is a project which connects poets with land trust protected lands. We create a yearly anthology with a chapter for each land trust. Internship duties and responsibilities are to help formulate an innovative strategy of outreach to urban land trusts and to poet communities of color and cultural diversity (both urban and rural). This is an unpaid internship available as a spring semester (March, April, May) and/or a summer semester (June, July, August) internship. Hours are flexible; an average of 4 hours per week with more available if desired.

Position posted January 26, 2021.

Volunteer, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Greater Boston, MA)

Consider volunteering with New Entry! They strive to build relationships with their volunteers so that all may learn from one another. Their dedicated volunteers are vital to the success of their programs and their work transforming the food system, in New England and beyond.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Become a Share Packer at the Food Hub-generally Monday and Wednesday afternoons June-October
  • Become a Farm Volunteer– help with planting, weeding, harvesting, and other miscellaneous field tasks! Flexible timing- Monday through Thursday, May- October
  • Become a License Plate Advocate– year-round, can easily accomodate varying schedules
  • Join them or bring your group for an on-the-farm project-we welcome school and professional groups March-November
  • Other ideas– what do you bring to the table? How would you like to get involved? Let them know!

They welcome all people who want to learn more about the food system to join them in volunteer roles. They are excited to work with you as we all become more knowledgeable and engaged in our local food system.

Learn more here.

Various Internship and Volunteer Opportunities, Engage Globally (Remote)

Engage Globally has a wide variety of online volunteer and internship opportunities available. Examples are described below. Volunteer and Intern commitments range from a few hours to as long as you have available. Volunteers and Interns receive guidelines via email and access to the projects on Google Drive. Each project is self-contained and can be completed whenever the volunteer has available time. If you are interested in helping, please email anytime. 

Learn more and apply here.

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